If you need to contact Mr Spencer or Mrs Lockwood, you can now use our class email account: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharks is our year one class taught by Mrs Lockwood on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mr Spencer on Thursday and Friday. Teaching Assistants supporting in class are Miss Hanif and Mrs Wilson.
The morning session starts at 8.50am until 11.45am and the afternoon session starts at 12.45pm and finishes at 3.10pm.
In the morning, the children are taught the core subjects of English and Mathematics. During these sessions, the children can work either as a whole class, in small groups, with a partner or 1-1 with an adult.
During the afternoon session, the children explore topic related work which covers subjects such as history, geography, science, PE, music and art. These topics change on a termly basis.
PE sessions take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All children come to school on those days wearing their PE kit (dark bottoms and plain white t-shirt) including trainers.
At Hillside we love reading. We believe it is essential to our children's learning as it helps them to develop language skills and increases their knowledge of the world around them. In year 1 the children will be able to access lots of books and stories throughout the day as well as being read to by the adults. Children will change their home reading books in the morning at 8.50am with an adult in class. Children are expected to read at home each evening and should return their home reading books regularly. This is monitored by the class teachers.
Homework is given out on Fridays via Seesaw and spelling lists should be completed by the following Tuesday. Online homework tasks will be checked on Wednesdays.
Year 1 Long Term Topic Plan
Year 1 English Non-Negotiable Basic Skills
Year 1 Maths Non-Negotiable Basic Skills
Please visit the Phonics area of this website to see some videos showing you how to say the sounds and how to form their letters correctly. You will also find useful information about different phases of phonics.